Okeechobee, Florida Population 2023

5,143

Okeechobee is a city located in Okeechobee County Florida. It is also the county seat of Okeechobee County. With a 2023 population of 5,143, it is the 454th largest city in Florida and the 6486th largest city in the United States.Okeechobee is currently declining at a rate of -0.71% annually and its population has decreased by -7.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,574 in 2020. Spanning over 4 miles, Okeechobee has a population density of 1,268 people per square mile.

The average household income in Okeechobee is $54,345 with a poverty rate of 21.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Okeechobee is 35.9 years, 34.7 years for males, and 39 years for females.

Okeechobee Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Okeechobee was:

  • White: 85.13%
  • Black or African American: 8.56%
  • Asian: 3.14%
  • Two or more races: 2.78%
  • Other race: 0.22%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Okeechobee, Florida is 5,143 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,574.

Okeechobee, Florida Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Okeechobee Population by Race

Okeechobee Population Pyramid 2023

Okeechobee Median Age

35.9

Total

34.7

Male

39

Female

Okeechobee Adults

There are 4,229 adults, (842 of whom are seniors) in Okeechobee.

Okeechobee Age Dependency

64.6

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Okeechobee Sex Ratio

Female2,59046.47%
Male2,98453.53%

Okeechobee Population by Age

Okeechobee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.33

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

61.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Okeechobee Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Okeechobee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Okeechobee Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.97%.

Okeechobee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$28,140

Average Earnings

$30,231

Average Male

$27,615

Average Female

Okeechobee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Okeechobee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Okeechobee Language

76.97% of Okeechobee residents speak only English, while 23.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.34% of the population.

Okeechobee Language

Okeechobee Poverty by Race

rate

21.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.09%

Male Poverty Rate

20.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Okeechobee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Okeechobee is Black, with 34.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Okeechobee is White, with 17.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.44%.

Okeechobee Poverty

Okeechobee Poverty Rate by Education

Okeechobee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Okeechobee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Okeechobee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

43.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Okeechobee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Okeechobee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Okeechobee Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Okeechobee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

367

Number of Veterans

342

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

Okeechobee Veterans by War

Okeechobee Veterans by Age

count

Okeechobee Veterans by Race

Okeechobee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

30.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Okeechobee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Okeechobee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Okeechobee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Okeechobee Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

63.74%

Born in Okeechobee

93.11%

Native Born

12.98%

Foreign Born

5.82%

Non Citizen

7.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.11% of Okeechobee residents were born in the United States, with 63.74% having been born in Florida. 5.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Okeechobee Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Okeechobee Population by Year